Question

Default permissions on /var/www/html

Posted September 4, 2014 4.2k views

Hello,

I hope to get help for a Wordpress installation over Ubuntu 14.04 on default permissions on /var/www/html.
I get a 500 Internal Server Error after applied the following command and do not know exactly which was the correct chown before, in order to reverse it.

chown -R www-data:www-data /var/www

Many thanks
Alexandru

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Those are the default permissions for /var/www/html A “500 Internal Server Error” implies some other type of problem. Permission errors will generally be “403 Forbidden.”

Check your Apache error logs to see more information on what the problem might be:

tail /var/log/apache2/error.log
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